littleneck

[ lit-l-nek ]
/ ˈlɪt lˌnɛk /

noun

the quahog clam, Venus mercenaria, when young and small.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. little toe,
  2. little turtle,
  3. little woman,
  4. little women,
  5. little-bitty,
  6. littleness,
  7. littler,
  8. littlest,
  9. littleton,
  10. littleton, sir thomas

Origin of littleneck

1850–55, Americanism; named after Little Neck Bay, N.Y., where it was once plentiful

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